Vegetarian January

Spurred on by the over-indulgence of Christmas, and a desire to generally be a better person in January, I felt a little bit of a detox was in order. Veganuary is all the rage this year and I can’t log into social media without seeing or reading something about it. However, I’ve never been that…

Aubergine, Sweet Potato & Butternut Bake

This January I decided to go vegetarian. This is not a permanent change for me, more a personal challenge, to see if I could stick to it and a chance to give my body a break after the incessant indulgence of the Christmas period. For the first week or two I was really enjoying it,…

Roasted Broccoli & Sweet Potato Salad with Tarragon Dressing

I cannot remember where I originally got this recipe from. It’s one of those things that I jotted down because it looked good, cooked from my notes and have made a few times and developed slightly with each one. It’s been popular in my house as I often steam green veg to go on the…

Jerk Lamb Kebabs with Caribbean Chilli Greens & Sweet Potato Hash

Caribbean Food Week is still going strong and whilst the weather outside may be far from Caribbean don’t let that stop you from cooking up some of my tasty Caribbean inspired dishes! Put your sunglasses on and just pretend it’s not raining outside…. For my second dish this week I used the Dunn’s River Jerk…

The Saucepot’s Lunchbox: Chicken, Sweet Potato & Houmous Wrap

I haven’t done lunchbox post in absolutely forever. Many because I’ve been naughty and lazy and started going out to buy lunches while I was at work. This is not so good for the purse strings and depending on where I’m working sometimes the most exciting option is a pretty limp Tesco’s sandwich, whilst some…

Johnny Rockets, San Jose

During my trip to California I paid a visit to Johnny Rocket’s, a diner chain that embodies the classic 1950s Americana feel that we all imagine when we think of American diners from the movies. The red leather stools and booths, vintage posters and typefaces used on the menu alongside the juke boxes make this…

Roast Sweet Potato with Green Beans & Sesame Seeds

We had a real house full last weekend, my sister came home for a visit, The Boyfriend was staying over and my cousin’s two little boys came for a Saturday night sleepover. My Mum made a big batch of lamb koftas for everyone and left the side dishes up to me. With lots of hungry…

The Diner, Covent Garden

Where better for a good old catch up and a gossip with your best friend, discussing everything from your new favourite lipstick to your latest work and/or relationship dramas, than a cosy retro American diner where you can hide away in your booth eating some good old American comfort food while you chat? The Diner is the…